Citroën is bringing back the C6 moniker for a fullsize sedan which will be sold exclusively in China.
Citroën phased out its flagship model on December 19, 2012, but now the C6 is making a comeback for a China-only, second generation. Even though a press release is not available at the moment of writing, we can tell you this is essentially Citroën’s version of the Dongfeng Fengshen A9 with a slightly different exterior and a more upscale cabin.
According to reports originating from China, both cars will ride on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform and will be more than five meters long, with a wheelbase spanning at 2.9 meters. While the previous C6 had a rather special exterior design, its successor is more mundane and doesn’t stand out as much. Perhaps this less polarizing look will lure in more buyers in the market for a big sedan coming from a French marque.
The interior is a decent effort from Citroën, packing an entirely digital instrument cluster and a sizable touchscreen display. The leather upholstery has an interesting pattern on the seats and dashboard and blends nicely with the wood trim which gives it an old school feel. Given the car’s sheer size and generous wheelbase, it’s no wonder rear legroom is absolutely massive.
Power is believed to come from a turbocharged 1.8-liter gasoline engine with 204 horsepower and 280 newton meters of torque channeled to the front axle via a six-speed automatic transmission.
We will keep you up to date with all the technical specifications once we have them. It is believed the Dongfeng Fengshen A9 and second-gen Citroën C6 will be joined as early as next year by a DS-badged premium model.